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Families in Mattice-Val Côté, Moose Factory to benefit from FedNor grants

 MATTTICE-VAL CÔTÉ - Families in the Municipality of Mattice-Val Côte will benefit from improvements to their community hall and seniors centre as a result of a $14,750 investment from the Government of Canada. Specifically, the FedNor funding will support the construction of a covered accessibility ramp to the building.

 

“This funding will address the facility’s accessibility issues so that all residents may take advantage of the programming and services offered through the centre. I would like to express my gratitude to the Government of Canada and FedNor for supporting this priority project as it will benefit residents of our community for years to come,” said Michel Brière, Mayor of the Municipality of Mattice – Val Côté.

 

The funding was announced today by the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for FedNor.

 

“This investment is a community-building project to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary. And there’s no better way to mark this milestone than to celebrate the places that bring us together – the places that allow us to stay fit, unwind, and connect with our friends and neighbours. That’s how we establish the bonds of common understanding and friendship in a country where people come from every corner of the world. The values of openness, diversity and inclusion that define all Canadians are forged in our community spaces,” said Bains.

 

Residents in the community of Moose Factory will benefit from a safer and more modern gymnasium and recreation space thanks to a $98,508 investment from the Government of Canada.

 

“This investment is a community-building project to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary. And there’s no better way to mark this milestone than to celebrate the places that bring us together – the places that allow us to stay fit, unwind, and connect with our friends and neighbours. That’s how we establish the bonds of common understanding and friendship in a country where people come from every corner of the world. The values of openness, diversity and inclusion that define all Canadians are forged in our community spaces.,” said The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for FedNor.

 

The funding was announced today by the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for FedNor.

 

This investment is being allocated under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, a $300-million fund that was established to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday through investments in community spaces that bring Canadians together. Of that amount, $10.4 million is being invested across Northern Ontario.

 

Specifically, the FedNor investment will enable the Moose Cree Education Authority to replace the 19-year-old gymnasium floor in the Delores D. Echum Composite School. The flooring will be replaced with new vinyl athletic sheet flooring, allowing the community access to an indoor recreation facility and ensuring the health and safety of users.

 

“The Delores D. Echum Composite School gymnasium serves not only for educational purposes, but is also a social and recreational hub for the community and I am pleased the Government of Canada is investing to help us upgrade this important community asset. This partnership project will ensure our students, local residents and visitors have access to a safe and reliable facility that will allow families to play, gather, and celebrate personal, recreational and cultural achievements for many years to come.  We are a proud community school. Meegwetch,” said Heather Moore, Executive Director of the Moose Cree Education Authority.